Some assembly Required:
The Not-So-Secret Life
of a Transgender Teen
by Arin Andrews (he/him)
Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender transition as a high school student. He details the journey that led him to make the life-transforming decision as a high school junior. In his captivatingly witty, honest voice, Arin reveals the challenges he faced, the humiliation and anger he felt after getting kicked out of his private school, and all the changes—both mental and physical—he experienced once his transition began.
Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is always required.